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Published:Sunday | May 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Rastafari movement is a Jamaican cultural expression of growing fame, fuelled by reggae music. Justifiably then, the phenomenal growth attracts serious critical historical and theological analysis.

Published:Sunday | May 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

We called him Tarzan because he was rough and strong. He was the star of the football team. The girls adored him, and lusted when he played and sweat. We, the boys, wanted to be like him.

Published:Sunday | April 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A double book launch by one person is an unusual enough occurrence. What made last Thursday evening's dual launch by Horace Levy at the Multi-Functional Room, University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, even more striking was that he was titled 'Author and Editor'.

Published:Sunday | April 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Kingston's much-loved annual fine arts festival is back for its seventh staging and promises to deliver old favourites, exciting new talent and much more art.

Published:Sunday | April 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In 1995, the people of Xaymaca were caught up in a tornado of politics and winds of change. Since the days of Alexander and Norman, they had been promised Utopia, only to be given Babel instead.

Published:Sunday | April 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Karen and Elise found me in the library one Tuesday afternoon. I was sitting in the back on the dusty floor, reading Jane Austen in the 'dim-greenish' light shed by the fluorescent bulb. Their faces were eager yet apprehensive, their eyes bright and feverish. I looked up at them, my eyes squinting in the dark room. Elise burst out first: "We saw Mikey's car!"

Published:Sunday | April 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A tear slid down his cheek as Ly Sarith described the constant battle of wits for survival. If they shout "Attention!", don't stiffen like a soldier. They'll kill you. If they ask you to read something, don't. They'll know you're educated and kill you. His father was executed. He survived.

Published:Sunday | April 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The College of Health Sciences, UTech, will host its first annual Health Professionals Conference at the university's Papine campus from July 10-11, under the theme 'New Trends in Health Care Research and Development'.

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Dr Blossom O'Meally-Nelson's presentation last Monday afternoon of Heart Song: Poems of my Transformation, at the CHASE Fund's New Kingston offices served a dual purpose.

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE JAMAICA National Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (JNC-UNESCO) has endorsed the Rotary Race to Literacy book drive, pledging not only the support of Jamaica but also promising to extend the support of the 193-member countries of UNESCO through its national commission.

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Rotary Clubs of Jamaica has launched an islandwide book drive. Below are the drop-off points: The Gleaner, 7 North Street, Kingston

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Minister of Health Rudyard Spencer on April 5 laid the first tile at the site of training facilities at the Lionel Town Hospital, Clarendon, where the College of Health...

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THOUGH much of the Western world frowns upon polygamy, there are many others who see it as perfectly natural for a man to have multiple wives.South Africa's President Jacob Zuma famously has three wives, and earlier this year, he...

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

COCONUT CREEK, Florida:A faculty advisEr's visit to his native Jamaica seven years ago made him aware of the critical lack of reading materials in some schools and public libraries islandwide.

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The work of Richard Hart, the firebrand who was expelled from the People's National Party (PNP) in 1952 for his Marxist views, will be revisited in a book scheduled for release in early 2011.

Published:Sunday | April 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Madgelyn Brissett was a God-fearing woman who lived alone after her grown children moved out.

Published:Sunday | April 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

When the final buzzer sounded and the scores tallied at the end of this year's Schools' Challenge Quiz competition, it was an unlikely quartet of boys from Monk Street in Spanish Town who were declared winners.

Published:Sunday | April 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaican artist Alphanso Blake has set out to get his work seen by as many art lovers as possible by launching an online art show called Musical Passion.Blake showcases his work in mostly...

Published:Sunday | April 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The moment Danae stepped out of the Norman Manley International Airport, she felt a heady sense of relief wash over her. This was what she had been missing all along - the bright blue sky with the warm sunlight searing her shoulders, the delightful breeze that tickled the curls at the back of her neck...

Published:Sunday | April 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Recently, Spring Careers Day 2010 unfolded at the Mandeville campus of Northern Caribbean University (NCU) under the theme: 'Multi-disciplinary Career, Opportunities - Be Prepared!'

Published:Sunday | April 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

If you enjoyed the story of Swimpy the Shrimp in the CD storybook Shaggy Parrot and the Reggae Band, and how he rose from being shy and underestimated to become a superstar, then the next book in the series is sure to strike your fancy.

Published:Sunday | April 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Department of History and Archaeology at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, has published a much-needed text for Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) students and teachers of history.

Published:Sunday | April 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The University of Technology (UTech), in association with the Jamaica Institute of Management (JIM) School of Advanced Management, launched its intermediate securities course at a ceremony held on March 31 in cooperation with the Bloomberg Platform, regarded as the most respected real-time financial information network in the world.

Published:Sunday | April 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The University College of the Caribbean (UCC) is the newest addition to the list of Students' Loan Bureau (SLB) approved tertiary institutions. The SLB was established to facilitate accessible higher education for all Jamaicans who meet the requirements.

Published:Sunday | April 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Matthew woke up with a start. He stared around the room blearily and for a moment he couldn't figure out where he was. Then Laila shifted beside him and his mind cleared, memories of the day before clicking together like puzzle pieces. He rubbed his hands over his face and leaned back against the bed. He felt no regret, only resignation.

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